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  1. FarrahJobling

    FarrahJobling FarrahJobling

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    What one small thing did you do recently that made someone very happy?

    I am on the board of a non-profit and we do table topics every week and this was one of our questions last week. It occurred to me that I have used COVID as an excuse to be more of a hermit than usual...but this week, I'm going to make sure I do at least ONE RAK!

    Give me some ideas of your favorite RAKs
     
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  2. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    Oooooo. I have one from this weekend!

    Family and I were at the boardwalk. We played the water shooting game. With a bunch of us playing, and a few other people we didn't know, my family and I were laughing and boasting that we would all win. I took aim. I won. :giggle Because there were a bunch of people, I got to pick any prize. I chose a giant stuffed yellow chick -it was really soft and plush too - Easter Weekend choice prize. :giggle Carried that around for a bit, and then went up to a dad/daughter duo, and asked the Dad if ok to give to his daughter. Her face lit up - from what I could tell under her mask - and she was thrilled. The best part was that my boys watched me do it, were smiling/crinkly eyed in their masks nearby, so one day, I hope they do the same.
     
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  3. FarrahJobling

    FarrahJobling FarrahJobling

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    That is AWESOME!!!!! What a great RAK...and I'm sure that your boys will remember <3
     
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  4. Donitab

    Donitab If only the TV would yell back

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    We have a Secret Prayer sisters group at church. We pray, send cards, and little gifts. Sometimes I like to give a small gift to someone not participating. I don’t sign the card because, well it’s a secret. It is just a fun thing to do.
     
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  5. LeeAndra

    LeeAndra I'll have the pasta with a side of fingernails

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    I bought my BIL Little Debbie unicorn cakes and gave them to him yesterday. They don't carry them at the store he & my sister usually shop at so even though he's local and could go to "my" Walmart where I get them, I buy him a couple boxes every once in awhile just to be nice.
     
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  6. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    A couple of weeks ago we saw a guy in the smack middle of an intersection trying to push his car off the road. He was by himself so no one could steer while he pushed. So I told my hubby to pull over and we both jumped out and pushed his car while the guy steered. He was so happy that someone actually stopped to help him. :)
     
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  7. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    Also Farrah... if you're looking for ideas for your group... I used to subscribe to a watercolor art box each month and they did the coolest thing inside each box... they send a postcard that the back side was watercolor paper. They picked one person each month and we all painted something for the person and mailed them a pile of postcards each month. It was usually someone going through a rough patch and we tried to brighten their day. So... you can be a hermit at home and still do cool stuff! :agree
     
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  8. keepscrappin

    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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    Recently there was a case lot sale at the grocery store and I bought a couple of extra cases of food and donated them to the food bank drive.

    Another thing I do to be kind is I let the elderly and moms with small kids go ahead of me in the checkout line. I remember the days of struggling with little ones at the store, so I try to help them as much as possible.

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    I also had a RAK done for me recently. I was trying to lift an awkward box containing a small file cabinet into my cart at Walmart and a gal saw that the cart kept rolling away from me, so her son held the cart and she helped me lift it in. It wasn't a big thing, but it was helpful to me and brightened my day!
     
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  9. QuiltyMom

    QuiltyMom I'll never run out of things to do!

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    And I'm sure they appreciate it more than they can say. I'll never forget the time I was in Target with an screaming infant and a cart filled with products. I was literally hip-slamming the cart to move it along while bouncing my DS, and some lovely woman came along and pushed my cart over to the checkout for me. It was a simple thing for her to do but so appreciated by me. That was 21 years ago and I still haven't forgotten.
     
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  10. QuiltyMom

    QuiltyMom I'll never run out of things to do!

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    I try to do little things for others when I can, but right now I'm drawing a blank other than letting people in front of me in the grocery line when they have less items than me.

    I was at Disneyland a few years ago about to ride the Carousel. I love to get "Jingles", Julie Andrew's horse whenever I can. I was about to get on it when I saw a little girl and her parents approach the horse. I let her get on it instead and then told them the story. The little girl was so happy to know she was riding Mary Poppin's Carousel horse!
     
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